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Watonwan Valley Railway Viaduct

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Photo taken by Birgit Smith in September 2009

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BH Photo #146616

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Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge over Center Creek on Watonwan Valley Railway, later Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Omaha Railway in Fairmont
Location
Fairmont, Martin County, Minnesota
Status
Abandoned
History
Abandoned in the 1970s when the railroad ceased service. Part of the span was removed. The railway line served Fairmont, Truman and Madelia.
Railroads
- Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway (CMO)
- Watonwan Valley Railway
Design
Wooden trestle
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.67477, -94.45116   (decimal degrees)
43°40'29" N, 94°27'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/383020/4836774 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fairmont
Inventory number
BH 43404 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 10, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Added category "railroad"
  • September 22, 2009: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com